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Are schools really made for learning?

How to teach more efficiently? and How to learn more efficiently? are two questions that puzzle educational professionals and students from the dawn of education. Teaching has been around for thousand...

Top TED Talks for educators

When we come into this world we don’t know much; in fact, we don’t know anything. We don’t come with built-in knowledge. We are like blank canvases, that will be filled with the knowledge we acquire d...

5 practical tips for BYOD equity [Infographic]

My high school building is a really old one. The institution itself is hundreds of years old but the building as well passed the three hundred year mark quite some time ago. Its classrooms, furniture ...

Will AI replace teachers?

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. I was intrigued. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? Artifici...

Why should schools consider adaptive learning

We are all born the same, needing food, love and care, but once we start to assimilate knowledge, each of us starts to show our uniqueness. There are no two babies to walk at the exact same age, or sp...

The two main barriers against deep learning

When I was in high school poetry was my least preferred subject. And I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the favorite student of my poetry teacher either. The reason for this was very simple: I didn’t have the n...

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]

In the last week's post I promised to address exactly 10 BYOD concerns that keep schools reluctant to allowing students to use their mobile devices in the classroom. But I only delivered five, so this...

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher's rooms or along school hallways. It's really happening. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow ...

Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

This post has been updated on April 30, 2020. Whenever my mom made cookies when I was a little kid, I could barely wait for them to come out of the oven. My mom’s cookies were simply delicious. She ha...

Smart classroom furniture for the 21st century students

We're 16 years into the new millennium, yet the standard classroom seems to be stuck into a long-gone past. Educational institutions still have to deal with a lot of bureaucracy. Even though most teac...

Why are some educators still reluctant to using technology in the classroom?

Technology seems to be involved nowadays in most aspects of education and many schools are adopting it quite well, whether it’s adopting BYOD initiatives, blended learning, flipped classrooms, creatin...

Measuring success of online education [Infographic]

Success. What a fine idea. Everyone wants to be successful. Yet when you ask people to define success, you get a gazillion of different answers. Success just means different things to different people...

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. If we put it on a black to white spectrum, we can group countries into at least three shades: whitish, grayish, and blackish. Den...

Is SCORM still relevant?

I'm positive that at least 70% of the people in the e-learning space created or used at some point a SCORM package, whether it was a full class, a lesson, an assessment, or a simple presentation. SCOR...

Are MOOCs really dead?

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenge...

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